Louisiana Hurricane Lili (DR-1437)

Incident period: October 1, 2002 to October 16, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 3, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 13, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- High ground does not guarantee that you are safe from floodwaters. But it does mean that you may be eligible for a low-cost Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The special policy was created to answer two major insurance needs: flood damage is not covered under most homeowner's policies and; during the past 25 years, the NFIP has paid one-quarter of its claims to cover flood losses to homes located in moderate to minimal flood risk zones.
November 13, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The figures are remarkable. In the last quarter-century, more than 165,000 Louisianans with flood insurance have received more than $1.5 billion in loss payments. In the last fiscal year alone, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) compensated 8,243 state homeowners and renters to the tune of more than $89 million.
November 12, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Federal, state and local governments do all they can to reduce flood hazards that can cost lives as well as billions of dollars in damages and losses to residential and business property. They build levees, dams, dikes, floodwalls and berms, dredge channels, clear waterways, remove debris and provide incentives to elevate, relocate or even acquire and demolish structures that suffer recurring damage.
November 12, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- With nearly 40,000 Louisiana individuals and households approved for direct financial assistance to meet disaster-related necessary expenses and serious needs not covered by insurance, state and federal recovery officials remind applicants that a commitment to flood insurance is a major part of the aid package.
November 8, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The total of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and state funds committed for the Louisiana recovery effort for Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili this week topped the $120 million mark.
November 7, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- In a potentially dangerous severe-weather situation would you (and your family) prefer to be among the first or among the last to know? Hint: first is a whole lot better and it doesn't cost much. The price of a no-frills NOAA Weather Radio is about $20. A weather radio provides instant access to the same weather reports and emergency information that meteorologists and emergency personnel use: information that can save your life.

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